400m runners shine on Saturday
Majority to Baton Rouge, select squad to California
Three Orange and Blue crack school's top-10
Orange and Blue crown seven champion in outdoor opener
Underclassmen look for breakthrough season
Pictures from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
2013 XC - SOPHOMORE
Competed at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where he set a personal-best 10K time of 31:07 to finish second for the Illini and 28th overall ... Ran at the Big Ten Championships ... Finished third for the squad at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, where he set a personal-best 8K time of 24:14 ... Set a personal-best 6K time of 19:33 at the Illini Challenge to place fifth overall and fourth for the Illini.
2012 XC - FRESHMAN
Ran at the NCAA Midwest Regionals, finishing the 10K course in a time of 31:42 and placing fifth for the Illini ... Ran a career best 8K time of 24:20 at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 18th overall ... Finished in the top four on the squad in each of the races competed in, including placing first at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Placed third for the Illini and 123rd overall at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, setting a time of 24:23 in his first collegiate race of that distance ... Set a personal-best 6K time of 18:46 at the Illini Challenge, finishing fourth overall ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2011 XC - RS FRESHMAN
In his collegiate debut, ran unattached but placed 11th overall for the Illini with an 8K time of 26:17 at the Illini Open ... Finished the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational 8K in a time of 26.38.
2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the 5,000m ... Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships in the 5K ... Ran the fifth fastest 5,000m time in Orange and Blue history to win the Auburn Tiger Classic with a time of 13:58.79.
Indoor: Redshirt season.
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Redshirt season.
Indoor: Had a season best in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 8:20.83 ... Placed third in the mile with a time of 4:15.99 at the Orange and Blue Open ... Ran a time of 8:24.81 in the 3,000m at the Mark Colligan Memorial placing fifth.
Captured All-State honors in 2011 ... Placed fifth in the 1600m at the 2011 indoor state championships ... Was the 2011 1600m outdoor conference champion and 2010 champion in the indoor event ... All-Region and state qualifier in 2010 ... All-Conference in 2009 and 2010 in cross country.
Son of David and Paula Barnett ... Born August 27, 1992 ... Has one sister, Elizabeth, and one brother, Patrick ... Hobbies include wake boarding, snowboarding and playing soccer ... Majoring in accounting.
Barnett's Personal Bests
6K: 19:33 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13)
8K: 24:14 - Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (10/19/13)
10K: 31:07 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/15/13)
5 Miles: 24:49 - Notre Dame Invitational (9/28/12)
Mile: 4:15.99 - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
3000m: 8:20.51 - Tyson Invitational (2/10/12)
5,000m: 13:58.79 - Auburn Tiger Classic (4/6/13)
3,000m: 8:20.83 - Big Ten Championships (2/25/12)
Updated December 2013